A Monrovia man was arrested early New Years Day in Highland and accused of using another person's identity to purchase a vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga with counterfeit $100 bills, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
A Highland deputy on patrol about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 1 spotted a white GMC Jimmy and did a records check on the license plate, Highland Station personnel said in a statement.
The records check showed the vehicle was confirmed stolen from Rancho Cucamonga, deputies said.
The patrol deputy stopped the vehicle at Base Line and the 210 Freeway, north of Redlands and Loma Linda, and found two people in it. The driver was identified as Joseph Anthony Anderson, 28, of Monrovia, and he was arrested.
"During the investigation, it was discovered that there was a suspect named in the original report taken by the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department," Highland Station personnel said. "The suspect had purchased the vehicle with counterfeit $100 bills. It was later determined that Anderson had used another person's identity to purchase the vehicle with the counterfeit money."
Anderson booked at Central Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle. His bail was listed Wednesday as $50,000.
Anyone with more information was urged to contact Detective Dave Clifford of the Highland Station at (909) 425-9793.